Here’s some reading material from around the internet…
6 ridiculous history myths (that you probably think are true).
Did they really discover the Higgs Boson?
Also: 3 things the Higgs Boson can teach you about physics.
TIME magazine’s person of the year: The protestor.
The 100 most popular baby names of 2011.
Are art and architecture converging?
The New York Times on text messaging.
Should copyright be allowed to override free speech rights?
Some complaints about the Kindle Fire.
Penguin halts e-book sales to libraries.
Speaking of which, check out this blog which reviews one Penguin book a week.
Gift ideas for the book lover who’s read everything.
Anew short story by the author of 1Q84, Haruki Murakami: “Town Of Cats.”
Stereotyping you by your favorite books of 2011.
The most beautiful literary mystery in Edinburgh.
The overlooked sci-fi of 2011.
Some of the year’s best reading for both Adults and Young Adults.
The best e-book and audiobooks of 2011?
A brief guide to fictional languages in literature.
by Daniel Clowes, from here.
Christopher Hitchens, author and journalist.
George Whitman, owner of Shakespeare & Co.
Steve Jobs, inventor and businessman and pioneer.
Joe Simon, cook book legend and co-creator of Captain America.
Jerry Robinson, comic book legend and creator of Batman villain The Joker.
Joseph M. Chamberlain, pioneer of planetarium shows.
Kim Jong Il, North Korean leader.
Anne McCaffrey, science fiction author.
Betty Ford, former First Lady.
Joe Frazier, boxer and heavyweight champion.
John Barry, conductor and film composer.
Andy Rooney, journalist and commentator.
Peter Falk, actor and TV’s Columbo!
Russell Hoban, author of Riddley Walker.
Rest in peace all.
The Guardian reviews the David Fincher version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
The best TV shows of the year and some of the best TV episodes of 2011.
Roger Ebert gives Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol 3 1/2 stars. I’ve seen the movie myself and would agree, it’s definitely worth a viewing. It’s a very fun movie, but if you’re going to see it in the theater then do yourself a favor and see it right: in IMAX. Trust me, it’ll be worth it.
First look at some official images from the new version of The Great Gatsby.
The top 15 “unseen” characters on TV.
The teaser for the upcoming second season of Game Of Thrones. Winter is coming!
The Spielberg Face.
Good news for Agatha Christie fans: The final Hercule Poirot movies starring David Suchet have finally been commissioned.
Speaking of Agatha Christie and mysteries: Did she have Alzheimer’s?
Watch 1978’s infamous Star Wars Holiday Special in its entirety.
A nice tribute to the movies of this year:
When looking at some of the links listed here, please don’t forget that: We have several of the Hercule Poirot movies on DVD, including the ones starring David Suchet, as well as Murder On The Orient Express which stars Albert Finney and Death On The Nile which stars Peter Ustinov. Also, we have books on knitting and selecting baby names and we have books talking about awesome people. We have Mission: Impossible movies on DVD and we have graphic novels and comic books featuring Batman and his nemesis, the Joker. And of course we have The Dark Knight on DVD, featuring Heath Ledger’s iconic reinvention of the role. We can offer you e-books and audiobooks, we have Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban, and we have several of the James Bond movies on DVD, for which John Barry arranged and composed the memorable theme for.
by Mathieu Belanger, one of the pictures of the year, from here.
More amazing pictures from this year.
Beautiful pictures of Saturn.
4,000 pages of Isaac Newton’s personal notebooks are now available to view online.
An x-ray of a two-headed snake.
Clint Eastwood’s family will star in a reality show.
The 25 most beautiful college libraries in the world.
How knitting behind bars transformed Maryland convicts.
Awesome people hanging out together.
Don’t forget that NORAD will help you track Santa!